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    February 11, 2024
    January 10, 2024. Situation of the measles outbreak in Romania

    Romania's Ministry of Health reported 1,737 additional cases of measles in the last month (from 2,942 on January 9 to 4,679 on February 6), including 6 deaths.

    The 4,679 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in 39 counties and the city of Bucharest since 2023.

    The highest incidence is recorded in the counties of Braşov (173.15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and Mureş (167.87 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

    On December 5, 2023, the Ministry of Health declared a nationwide measles epidemic when nearly 2,000 measles cases were reported. The objective of the emergency declaration was to enable the vaccination of children between 9 and 11 months, as well as the recovery of those who were not vaccinated or with an incomplete vaccination schedule. The vast majority of cases occur in unvaccinated people (85.6%). Children under 9 years of age account for 71.4% of total cases, including 615 children under one year of age (13.1%)...